Inset: B.D Park (CEO and President Samsung South West Asia); Imtiaz Ali (Renowned Bollywood Director) with Asim Warsi (V.P Samsung Mobile) at the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note II in Hyderabad
New Galaxy Note II from Samsung launched

Hyderabad, September 28 2012: India’s no. 1 smartphone brand, Samsung has launched the GALAXY Note II, a device with a 5.5 inch HD screen and an improved ‘S’ pen. Says B D Park, President & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics: “The Galaxy Note II offers creative possibilities and opens up productivity to everybody. It’s easy and fun to use and allows users to express themselves with almost no boundaries... users can discover information faster than others , capture their ideas anytime, anywhere , express their thoughts better and efficiently manage tasks.”

The GALAXY Note II features a 5.5” (140.9mm) HD Super AMOLED screen with 16:9 aspect ratio for a cinema-like video viewing experience in a thinner and more portable body.

The new S Pen is longer, thicker and ergonomically designed to capture ideas and inspirations instantly and to combine handwriting with any digital content directly on the screen. By simply pressing the dedicated S Pen button, the user indicates that he or she wants to clip or edit the selected content on the screen. The Easy Clip feature, allows users to instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste. Once done cropping the image, users can freely edit the cropped content through coloring, shading, or their own personal handwriting. It is quick and easy.

Air View allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it. This feature gives users quick access to search and view more information in detail without screen transitions. Popup Note lets users open an S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen. When a user pulls out the S Pen during a phone call, the S Note application automatically pops up on the screen, allowing users to jot down a quick personal message. Users can also personalize photos by leaving handwritten memos on the backside of a photo using the S Pen. Hand-written Photo Notes can be shared with others in jpg format. The new gesture pad feature, called Quick Command, lets users quickly activate frequently used apps with the S Pen. The command pad appears when a user just swipes upward on the screen with the S Pen button pressed. Users can quickly send an email, make a call, or search a location as they choose from pre –defined commands or customize commands for quick and easy access.

Another feature called Popup Video extends the concept of ‘Pop up play.’ While watching a video, with the touch of a button, the video will become a floating window on the display. The video will continue to play and it can be repositioned to any part of the GALAXY Note II’s screen. This versatility means that users are free to load other applications beneath it to browse online, connect with friends or plan a day.

The GALAXY Note II comes with a 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor, Androi 4.1, Jelly Bean OS, 16 GB memory expandable to 64 GB through SD Card, an 8 Megapixel rear-facing and 1.9 megapixel front-facing It is priced at Rs. 39, 900.